“ Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.” (Luke 10:3 NKJV)
Two weeks ago 30 native Asian believers converged in one of our cities. They came together to be equipped so they could be sent out on a week-long missions trip. This was HUGE!!! We’re talking 30 native believers, not Westerners, who embarked on reaching others! They were sent out in four teams and went out to reach UPGs (unreached people groups) in villages across the area.
I received this awesome update from one of our workers in Asia about what happened with one of the teams.
“A team of 6 young people from our churches pushed their van up the icy hill as they spun out of control on their way up the mountain. At the top, they climbed back in and began to pray as they wildly slid down the other side on a dangerous mountain road. Finally, they made it to the home of the isolated people group high up on the side of the mountain. From all research available, there were no Christians among this people, and there never have been.
They split into twos and spread out among this isolated village crying out to God to lead them to persons of peace that He had prepared. God led one pair to a very special family. A young woman in that family had married a believer from another local people group within the last 2 years, and their whole family had chosen to give allegiance to Christ. And now another family had recently given their lives to Christ as well! Our team discovered what are probably the first believers among this people group in all of history. Jesus won another tribe to worship Him for eternity!
There is no scripture, Jesus film, or even Gospel recordings in their language—so we believe this is the beginning of an opportunity for our local church in that province to continue to disciple these two families, so that they can reach the entire tribe spread across 9 villages.”
Here are some other highlights that the same long-term worker shared with me:
– A young man gave his life to Christ from one of the most well-known unreached people groups in the world.
– The grandmother of one of the believers from our churches gave her life to Christ. She is also from an extremely unreached people group.
– Another young man gave his life to Christ in a village where he exclaimed to one of our students, “No one in our village has ever even heard of Jesus before!”